18 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-5-20

  1. Defund the police?

    Are they really this stupid?

    What then?

    And keep in mind, this is the radical son, Minneapolis City Council president Dem Jeremiah Ellison, of radical Keith Ellison, the man now prosecuting the cops responsible for George Floyd’s death.



    “Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city councilman and son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison, is calling for the “dismantling” of the Minneapolis Police Department following days of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd — and he soon got the support of the City Council’s president.

    “We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Jeremiah Ellison tweeted Thursday.

    “And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due.””


    Hey maybe then they can replace them with a Muslim morality police, like Iran and the UK have. Ellison and son would go for it for sure.


  2. Another unserious clown…..


    “LA Mayor Slashes LAPD Budget As Calls To ‘Defund Police’ Slowly Pick Up Steam”

    “On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he is throwing out plans for a massive police budget hike as support for slashing police department funds grows among activists in the wake of George Floyd’s death.”

    “As protests continue across the country, some activists are calling to “defund police” and redirect those funds to other areas such as education and health care, arguing police reform is not enough.

    Black Lives Matter and a coalition of more than 100 other black rights organizations launched an open letter this week calling on citizens to sign a petition to demand local officials decrease funding for police departments and redirect funds to “spending on health care, education and community programs.”

    Some politicians are listening: the Los Angeles Police Department was set to receive a large increase in its annual budget from $1.189 billion last year to $1.86 billion (most of the budget increases were for new police bonuses) for 2020-2021 before Garcetti axed that move Wednesday, cutting $100-$150 million — only after activists rallied outside of his home.

    In New York, more than 40 city council candidates are calling for a $1 billion cut to the NYPD’s $6 billion budget over four years to help fund other programs such as the city’s summer youth employment program.In cities such as Minneapolis, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Nashville, similar movements are gaining traction.”


  3. And it will do nothing to stop cops from doing stupid things.

    You can tell these cop know they screwed up, you can tell by their reaction. But they need to be singled out, fired, and charged. This is unacceptable. If police officials would deal with problem officers in a timely manner, the public might regain some trust. They knocked an old man to the ground with a night stick and left him lying there obviously unconscious and injured, and bleeding badly from the head.

    This just causes further division. Unacceptable.



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  4. Last week peaceful protests in the Michigan capital were the worst thing ever, according to the left.

    But now…..? Meh……

    Apparently social justice trumps social distancing.


    “Jazz wrote about this issue earlier this week but it continues to amaze many people how quickly weeks of media hectoring about killing grandma have been abandoned now that there’s a populist left-wing cause that needs defending. At first, you only saw these complaints mostly appearing on the right but slowly the rest of the media is catching up to the glaring hypocrisy. Here’s Dan Diamond’s take at Politico:

    The experts maintain that their messages are consistent—that they were always flexible on Americans going outside, that they want protesters to take precautions and that they’re prioritizing public health by demanding an urgent fix to systemic racism.

    But their messages are also confounding to many who spent the spring strictly isolated on the advice of health officials, only to hear that the need might not be so absolute after all. It’s particularly nettlesome to conservative skeptics of the all-or-nothing approach to lockdown, whopoint out that many of those same public health experts—a group that tends to skew liberal—widely criticized activists who held largely outdoor protests against lockdowns in April and May, accusing demonstrators of posing a public health danger. Conservatives, who felt their own concerns about long-term economic damage or even mental health costs of lockdown were brushed aside just days or weeks ago, are increasingly asking whether these public health experts are letting their politics sway their health care recommendations.

    “Their rules appear ideologically driven as people can only gather for purposes deemed important by the elite central planners,” Brian Blase, who worked on health policy for the Trump administration, told me, an echo of complaints raised by prominent conservative commentators like J.D. Vance and Tim Carney…

    “I think what’s lost on people is that there have been real sacrifices made during lockdown,” [Drew] Holden told me. “People who couldn’t bury loved ones. Small businesses destroyed. How can a health expert look those people in the eye and say it was worth it now?”

    A couple of days ago Holden who works at the Hill, highlighted this in a Twitter thread that went viral. His premise was simple: The same people who condemned right-leaning protesters as grandma killers are now shrugging off the public health effects of large, daily protests by Black Lives Matter.”


  5. The nuts don’t fall far.



  6. Nailed it.



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  8. Antifa marking targets?

    That doesn’t sound organized at all….. 🙄


    “Antifa Marked Richmond Federal Courthouse For Potential Arson, FBI Document Warns”

    “A federal courthouse in Richmond, Virginia, was vandalized with a mark indicating it was designated as a target for potential arson by antifa, according to an FBI report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

    The FBI report, issued Tuesday, said the graffiti was spotted one day after unidentified individuals believed to be associated with a local “anarchist/ANTIFA group” were “overheard discussing burning down the Richmond courthouse.”

    The Richmond Police Department seized fire accelerants after arresting seven individuals in the early hours of Wednesday morning.”


  9. All the Pollys have changed their tunes, but they still wants a cracker, because they’re good little parrots.



  10. I am glad to hear there is now some discussion about how the particular union at that precinct has affected bad police officers not being removed. I have no experience or knowledge about it myself. However, I used to type up grievances for my dad, which he had to file for his union. I remember typing one and how angry he was that he had to petition for another chance for a particular worker. In this case, he felt this person should be fired. It was about drinking, so quite different from the bad police officer issue. However, it does show some of the problems with a union in this situation and perhaps this particular union. It is something that should be considered and discussed.

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  11. Ungrateful, and un-American.

    That is the Democrat party in a nutshell.


    “Utah National Guard troops deployed to D.C. evicted from hotel, Sen. Mike Lee says”

    “Utah National Guard soldiers and other forces from states deployed to the nation’s capital were forced out of their hotels on Friday morning in what Sen. Mike Lee called an eviction by an “ungrateful mayor.”

    The mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, said this week that she wanted National Guard troops out of the district, which has seen days of protests — some of which have been violent — over racial injustice and the death of black Americans at police hands.

    Utah’s 200 soldiers in the nation’s capital had been staying at a Marriott hotel near downtown Washington since their activation on Monday but were checking out Friday after being deployed to various parts of the capital city until the early morning hours.

    The Utah Guard had until noon Eastern Time to depart their hotel and lodging and other accommodations were “still up in the air for this evening,” said Lee’s spokesman Conn Carroll.

    Carroll said the issue has nothing to do with the Constitution’s 3rd Amendment — which prohibits forcing a homeowner to quarter troops without the owner’s consent — but a political move by Bowser.

    “This is a political choice by the mayor’s office to cancel a contract for lodging between D.C. and the Guard,” Carroll said.”


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  12. Bad news for Dems. Trump said it would rebound quickly, and so it is.

    And this is without much help from NY, NJ, and other Dem run states still mostly under lock down.


    “Jobs are Returning: Unemployment at 13.3%, Payrolls Rose by 2.5 Million

    CNBC noted that the payroll gain in May is “by far the biggest one-month jobs gain in u.S. history since at least 1939.”

    “That sound you hear is all the jaws dropping to the floor!

    The May jobs report came out much better than expected. Unemployment hit 13.3% while payrolls went up by 2.5 million.

    April’s unemployment rate was 14.7%.

    Yes, 13.3% is still high, but economists predicted it to land around 20%. They also thought payrolls would go down by 8.3%.

    The big jump in payroll indicates jobs have come back. This makes sense since we saw a “2.7 million decrease in workers who reported being on temporary layoff” the other day with the unemployment claims report.

    CNBC noted that the payroll gain in May is “by far the biggest one-month jobs gain in u.S. history since at least 1939.””


    Trump 2020!

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  13. Hypocrite, thy name is Gretchen.

    She’s as bad as DeBlasio, who threatened Jews with arrest for joining together for a religious celebration, yet made sure his daughter faced no charges for rioting, social distancing be damned…..

    And the hack didn’t even rescind her order for the commoners first either.


    “Gretchen “Lockdown” Whitmer Gives Up On Social Distancing, Marches Shoulder To Shoulder In Protests”

    “Michigan Executive Order 2020-110, June 1, 2020:

    Michiganders must continue to wear face coverings when in enclosed public spaces and should continue to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their co-workers, their loved ones, and their communities. Indoor social gatherings and events of more than 10 people are prohibited. Outdoor social gatherings and events are permitted so long as people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the assemblage consists of no more than 100 people.

    I can’t tell from the clip below how many people were marching but it’s, uh, safely more than 100.”

    “And she’s clearly in violation of the six-foot rule. Watch, then read on.”


  14. There’s a word for these people, and it isn’t journalist.


    “NY Times Reporters Stage ‘Open Revolt’ Over Tom Cotton Op-Ed Calling On Military To Help End Widescale Riots and Looting

    “Running this puts Black @nytimes staff in danger,” tweeted several journalists, while others called for op-ed to be taken down.”

    “Along with the protests in cities across America in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd has come rioting, looting, acts of arson, and violent assaults on random citizens and law enforcement alike.

    The apocalyptic scenes look like something straight out of “The Purge,” so much so that there are growing calls from Republicans, including President Trump, for the National Guard to intervene.

    One such Republican is Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a U.S. Army veteran who served in the post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Cotton wrote an op-ed published in the New York Times Wednesday in which he argued that the only way to quell the violence in the cities currently on fire was by having Trump invoke the Insurrection Act:

    The pace of looting and disorder may fluctuate from night to night, but it’s past time to support local law enforcement with federal authority. Some governors have mobilized the National Guard, yet others refuse, and in some cases the rioters still outnumber the police and Guard combined. In these circumstances, the Insurrection Act authorizes the president to employ the military “or any other means” in “cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws.”


    For instance, during the 1950s and 1960s, Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson called out the military to disperse mobs that prevented school desegregation or threatened innocent lives and property. This happened in my own state. Gov. Orval Faubus, a racist Democrat, mobilized our National Guard in 1957 to obstruct desegregation at Little Rock Central High School. President Eisenhower federalized the Guard and called in the 101st Airborne in response. The failure to do so, he said, “would be tantamount to acquiescence in anarchy.”

    More recently, President George H.W. Bush ordered the Army’s Seventh Infantry and 1,500 Marines to protect Los Angeles during race riots in 1992. He acknowledged his disgust at Rodney King’s treatment — “what I saw made me sick” — but he knew deadly rioting would only multiply the victims, of all races and from all walks of life.

    A recent Morning Consult poll shows that a majority of Americans agree with using the military to assist police in restoring order:”


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  16. Sad trombones for Democrats…..

    ““Wow,” “Stunner,” “Much Better Than Expected”…


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